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Senior talent show, play auditions and more in and around Brandon


Seniors get the chance to showcase their talents

The Bright Star Senior Talent Show takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brandon Community Center, 502 E Sadie St. Participants must be at least 55. No entry fee. For more information, call (813) 635-8179.

Brandon chamber hosts lunch on tourism

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce presents Local Impacts of Regional Tourism, a luncheon at noon Thursday at the Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Road. Registration is $18 for members and $23 for potential members. For more information, call Crystal Colegrove at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8824.

Irish Pub fundraiser to benefit wounded soldiers

A fundraiser to benefit soldiers in the polytrauma brain injury unit at James A. Haley VA Medical Center is from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Grill, 701 W Lumsden Road. A $10 donation includes free beer and appetizers. For information, call Giselle Hollister at (813) 335-4555.

Get stepping to Mommy & Me at Dance Center

The Dance Center, 161 E Bloomingdale Ave., is offering Mommy & Me classes from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Tuition is $30 per month. To register, call (813) 684-4282 or visit for more information.

Brandon Ballet seeks donations for yard sale

The Brandon Ballets needs donations of gently used clothing, household items, toys, games and other treasures for its garage sale on March 4. Drop small items off at the studio, 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave. For pickup, call Victoria at (813) 651-3075.


Sinkhole assistance grants are available

Hillsborough County homeowners whose homes were damaged by sinkholes from January through March 2010 have until March 31 to apply for a Sinkhole Assistance Grant.

The maximum grant award is $3,000. Only the property owner at the time of the sinkhole damage is eligible to receive assistance.

Application packets are available through the county's Aging Services Department at the Plant City Neighborhood Service Center, 307 N Michigan Ave., Suite 2, in Plant City, or by calling (813) 757-3871, ext. 201.

For more information including qualifications requirements, call Stephen Gran at (813) 272-5506.


Class is for divorcing parents with minors

Hillsborough County's Extension Office is offering the one-day Parenting and Divorce Class for divorcing parents who have minor children. The class fulfills court-ordered requirements. Parents must register individually and may not attend the same session without prior permission. The next class is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25. There is a $25 registration fee. For more information, contact Diana Converse, family life educator, at (813) 744-5519, ext. 140.

Sun City Center

Audition if you 'ought to be in pictures'

The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center is holding auditions for its spring production of the Neil Simon comedy I Ought to Be In Pictures at 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center. The call is for three principal characters: a middle-aged man, a middle-aged woman and a younger woman. For additional information and directions to the theater, call (813) 746-1222 or e-mail

Sun City Rotary needs volunteers to pack food

Members of the Rotary are seeking 300 volunteers to help them package food for the Kids Against Hunger program. They will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Borini Theater in Kings Point. Activity involves pouring ingredients into plastic bags, sealing and boxing the bags. No heavy lifting is required. For more information, call Denny Hanson (813) 633-7733.

Witness 'The Best of Sun City Center' concert

The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center presents The Best of Sun City Center, a concert to benefit Mary Martha House, at 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 29. For more information, call (813) 642-0606.

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